23 March 2004
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Taki Katei (1830-1901)
Peacocks and parrot
Signed Katei Ken, sealed Shinken wa in and Katei
Hanging scroll; ink, color and gold on silk
63¼ x 27 7/8 in. (160.8 x 70.8 cm.)
Wood box signed and sealed by Taki Seiichi, the artist's son, a Japanese art historian and one of the first editors of the journal Kokka
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Katei lived in Kyoto and studied Chinese painting in Nagasaki. His paintings were shown at the Vienna Exposition of 1873. Katei also was a member of the Art Committee of the Japanese Imperial Household.
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